People & Nature Speaker Series

People & Nature Speaker Series

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) is a nonprofit research hub that works with partners to find solutions to problems by balancing environmental protection, economic well- being, and social equity. HARC’s People & Nature Speaker Series brings nationally recognized experts and the public together to talk openly from multiple viewpoints about issues facing our growing region. The People and Nature Speaker Series addresses a multitude of topics, illuminating the extent and complexity of various sustainability issues ranging from renewable and efficient energy resources, climate mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable water use. Speakers include national experts and thought leaders from across the public, private and corporate sectors. The People & Nature Speaker Series is intended to accelerate awareness of environmental, economic and social concerns and applicable policy, educational and technological solutions. The primary goal of such a program is to stimulate discussion and understanding, and inspire action and cooperation among our region’s leaders and community members.


6:00 – 8:30 PM
Lecture with reception
and book signing to follow
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Brown Auditorium Theater
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005


Governor Bill Ritter was elected Colorado's 41st governor in 2006. During his four-year term, Ritter established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by building a New Energy Economy. After leaving the Governor’s Office, Ritter founded the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, which works with state and federal policy makers to create clean energy policy throughout the country. Governor Ritter has authored a book that was recently published entitled, Powering Forward – What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution.

Powering Forward Book Cover
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